About James A. DeMeo

Qualifications Summary

Retired Nassau County Police Detective with over 25 years of law enforcement, security and consulting experience. Criminal/ civil court investigations, physical security, access control, CCTV, Lenel alarm system monitoring, Sports Security, Healthcare, Higher Education & Facilities Management Professional. SME-Vistelar-Verbal Defense & Influence Instructor Training Program.

Experience

Security Officer | Texas A&M University Health Science Center | Round Rock, TX

March 2016 – February 2017

Serve as point of contact in the absence of the Security Manager. Perform Security Officer duties & responsibilities: access control, credentialing, CCTV monitoring, physical security, asset protection, risk mitigation. Assists and directs HSC visitors, faculty, staff, & Lone Star Circle of Care patients as needed. Maintains a daily activity log, & daily crime log-Clery Act Compliance.

 

Public Safety Officer | Adelphi University | Garden City, NY

January 2013 – July 2013

Crisis Management and Emergency Operations Plan. Emergency Operations Center. Incident Command and Hazard Zones. Ant-Harassment Policy and Procedure.

 

Lead Security Officer | AEG Barclays Center | Brooklyn, NY

September 2012 – November 2012

Provided a safe and secure environment for Barclays Center employees, guests, performers, and professional athletes. Maintained the highest possible security standards in the Sports and Entertainment, Facilities Management Industry. Lead, motivated and managed security personnel. Ensured effective, clear lines of communication existed between security officers, guest services, community relations, fire safety and risk management personnel. Served as a liaison with FCRC, NYPD Patrol, Community Affairs, FDNY, EMS first responder personnel, LIRR / MTA Traffic Safety Manager. Coordinated with ISS Communication network personnel, ensuring effective documentation and dispatching calls for service. Supervised proper and effective screening measures for venue patrons, implementing the use of metal detector arches and hand wands to ensure public safety. Created security personnel work schedules and deployments for Event and Non-Event, 24 hour security venue coverage. Oversaw Lost and Found Property Procedures system, thereby safeguarding patron personal property. Supervised CCTV and Video Card Reader Access Monitoring Systems from Command Center. Managed key events, including Grand Opening of the Barclays Center, Jay Z, 40/40 Club, 18,000 patrons in attendance, Barbra Streisand, Kings Men. Professional Boxing, NBA Basketball

 

Detective | Nassau County Police Department | Mineola, NY

1990 – 2011

As Detective, Central Detective Squad, Missing Persons Section 2004 – 2011

Investigated adult and juvenile cases; interacted with other government services agencies. Processed arrests and maintained records for juvenile delinquents. Liaised between NCPD, Family Court, and Child Protective Services. Worked with Alzheimer’s patients, individuals with cognitive disabilities, child custody and teenage runaway cases. Handled 500 cases per year.

As Director, Uniondale Unit – Community Affairs Division 1995 – 2004

Organized and oversaw a PAL Unit – Community Outreach Program – a complete Sports Program for after-school youth ages 4-18 with the mission of preventing juvenile delinquency and gang influence.

Sports Program

Hired, screened and supervised a staff of volunteer and part-time paid instructional staff. Expanded the program to 2000 youth participating in basketball, bowling, karate, football, soccer, and track. Acted as public relations liaison between police department and community, succeeding in greatly improving the community relations with the police. Oversaw the budget controls, and checks and balances; procured equipment; secured permits to use playing fields. Created athletic contests and marketed events. Awarded trophies and certificates for children.

Education

Adelphi University | Master of Science – Sports Management

Long Island University | Bachelor of Science – History/Political Science

 

Specialized Training/Certifications

Vistelar VDI & Influence Train the Trainer Certification, Subject Matter Expert

Advanced John E. Reid and Associates Certification

Certified Law Enforcement Trainer

Vistelar Verbal Defense & Influence Instructor

SME-Vistelar-Verbal Defense & Influence Instructor Training Program

Committee Member-International Association of Venue Managers-Severe Weather Preparedness Training

Professional Memberships-NCS4, IAVM, ASIS Chapter 17-Austin, TX

 

Communication

Lecturer:

Juvenile Court Proceedings & Child Protective Services

Introduction to Criminal Justice

 

Presentations:

“Safeguarding Recreation & Fitness Centers: Security Challenges 2015 & Beyond”. Athletic Business National Conference: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans LA, Educational Seminar, 11/19/15

“Stadiums, Venues, & Arenas-Security Challenges 2016 & Beyond”. TMPA-The Voice of Texas Law Enforcement-Austin, Texas Hill Country Bible Church-01/05/16

 

Publications:

“The Fan Experience, Safety & Rio Summer Olympics”. Security Magazine. 6/2/16.

“Sports Security 2015: Assessing Threats & Vulnerabilities In Your Venue”. In Homeland Security. 3/30/15.

“How Technology Mitigates Risk at Sporting Events”, Security Magazine, 10/1/14.

“Safe & Secure. Industry experts offer their insights on the vital role of safety & security at sporting events and venues”. Pan Stadia & Arena Management Magazine: Summer 2014.

 

Media Appearances/Interviews:

“Venue, Arena & Stadium Security. A frank discussion about the Orlando terrorist shooting and we can prevent future acts”. Security Guy Radio. June, 2016

“A Defensive Stance”, Security Management, March 2016.

 

References

Available upon request